Rushlight Awards 2020-21
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Meteor Communications Ltd
Post pandemic environmental monitoring
Author: Matt Dibbs, Managing Director Meteor Communications Ltd
The Coronavirus pandemic presented significant challenges to the collection of environmental data. However, by utilising novel technology, water companies and the Environment Agency have been able to continue gathering key data in locations from Cornwall to Cumbria.
A new network from charity Rewilding Britain aims to spearhead a massive and rapid rewilding across Britain, in its first three years aiming to catalyse the return of nature to 300,000 acres, an area the size of Greater Manchester or the North York Moors National Park.
Aerial photography from Bluesky is being used to help promote investment in nature in order to reduce climate change. The imagery was used to create a landscape architect vision of the Great Fen project in Cambridgeshire for The Wildlife Trusts. One of the largest restoration projects of its kind in Europe, the Great Fen project aims to restore 3,700 hectares of wetland habitat.
The first batch of 60,000 seeds of seagrass, one of the UK's most ecological and climate-friendly habitats, have been planted in a cultivation laboratory at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth.
Planting huge numbers of trees to mitigate climate change is "not always the best strategy" – with some experimental sites in Scotland failing to increase carbon stocks, a new study has found.
Temporary works specialist, Mabey Hire's Durham Depot teamed up with Tyne Rivers Trust and supplied 450 metres of temporary roadway – known as TuffTrak® mats – at a discounted rate to ensure that an internationally important project to build a fish pass at Shotley Bridge, County Durham went ahead.
City of Trees has completed the biggest i-Tree Eco survey undertaken in the United Kingdom and it highlights the £33million annual value of Greater Manchester's trees to the economy and that 1million trees are at risk.
A total of 20,000 oysters are to be introduced into the sea near Glenmorangie's Highland home, as part of the single malt whisky's project to restore oyster reefs fished to extinction a century ago.
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has awarded £6 million to investigate the effects that potentially hazardous chemicals used by humans are having on UK habitats and wildlife.
Researchers in Indonesia have documented the first-ever sighting of twin Tapanuli Orangutan infants. The sighting is significant as Tapanuli Orangutans, a species that was only discovered in 2017, are the rarest ape in the world and face extinction. The immediate threat to the species comes from a Chinese-funded hydroelectric project which will further fragment the forest where the last remaining Tapanuli Orangutans live.
Massive scale mining the deep sea for metals used in smartphones and green technologies such as copper, cobalt, nickel, manganese and silver may move a step closer this year as the countries that are members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) continue to draft regulations to allow commercial deep-sea mining. As envisaged, such mining would be on a scale that will dwarf any mining undertaken on land.